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Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex 1.5TB USB 3.0 Ultra-Portable Hard Drive (Black)

  • STAA1500100
  • USB 3.0
  • 2.5"
  • 2 years limited
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  • newegg Automatic Backup The Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex Ultra–portable drive offers automatic, continuous backup of your data, and secures your backed up files to protect your privacy with powerful encryption software. Included Seagate Dashboard management tool allows for easy management of backup schedules, file encryption, and at–a–glance drive statistics, including available capacity.
  • newegg Works Interchangeably on both PC and Mac Whether you have a PC or a Mac computer–or if you go back and forth between the two – you can access and save files on the same portable hard drive anytime without reformatting. (Reformatting to HFS+ is required to use backup software for Mac or Time Machine software.)
  • newegg Built-in Flexibility Easily upgrade from USB 2.0 interface to USB 3.0, eSATA or FireWire 800 for faster transfer speeds for your large files and HD movies with optional GoFlex upgrade cables and kits. Extends your digital life so you can access and share your files from anywhere by pairing your drive with the GoFlex Net media sharing device. You can also pair your drive with the GoFlex TV HD media player to view your movies and photos on your TV.

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 2 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 2 years


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  • Alex S.
  • 12/28/2012 11:48:39 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Great connection Portable and lots of storage, i would highly recommend to a friend.

Cons: Nothing negative so far.

Other Thoughts: Recommended product

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  • Josh B.
  • 11/12/2012 8:50:23 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsgood portable backup solution

Pros: Have had this drive for over a year now. Have had no problems with it. I do not use the included software, just simply transfer files

Cons: No cons

Other Thoughts: Good drive

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  • Anonymous
  • 8/9/2012 1:24:30 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

3 out of 5 eggsOK

Pros: The drive stores data, just as a drive should. Having the option to use usb3.0 or sata is nice. The usb connector comes off to reveal sata ports to connect to a desktop or estat port for faster data transfers.

Cons: The led on the connector is almost useless. Ever external hard drive and flash drive I own has an led that flashes when there is disk activity. This led gently 'breathes' on and off. It is not easy to tell if the disk is being written to. I get that having flickering leds isnt the most pleasing thing to look at, but this led is almost useless. Also the cable is usb to stata cable that comes with it is flakey quality and doesn't fit snugly into the drive. The drive can lose power if you wiggle the cable. This cable, I suspect is proprietary.

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  • Toan P.
  • 8/2/2012 2:15:24 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

2 out of 5 eggsflimsy connector

Pros: Worked without hassle.

Cons: The USB connector on the drive flaked out after a couple weeks, causing the drive to periodically lose power. The drive is firmly plugged into the USB port, but I have to push down on the connector at the drive's end (like a lever) to get it working now.

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  • Shiffon P.
  • 7/28/2012 2:00:13 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsWhat are your qualifications to read or write a review?

Pros: 1.5TB was max available capacity at the time I purchased this drive. WD now offers a 2TB version of "My Passport", which is almost certainly a better deal.

Cons: Unimpressive transfer rates, physical footprint

Other Thoughts: I seriously wonder if the people writing these reviews have had experience with other products in the same general market.

Look, in its day, this was the biggest capacity USB3 external drive on the market. That's no longer true. The "super fast" transfer rates quoted by other reviewers are indicative of the experience of those reviewers. I suspect the issue is that due to the cache of the drive, you see insane (high) transfer rates at first - 100MB/sec is entirely possible for the first few files. But returning to reality, if you are moving serious data (tens of GBs), the transfer rate quickly slows to about 15 MB/sec. And that's over a USB3 port that I've seen SUSTAINED 150MB/sec rates on with a proper SSD.

Bottom line, this is a perfectly adequate but not terribly economical drive with an bigger-than-necessary physical footprint, and interoperability of interface (USB3 vs. eSATA vs ???) that sounds good on paper but has little to do with real life. I prefer WD My Passport drive

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  • Matthew P.
  • 7/27/2012 10:06:49 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsStill Going Strong

Pros: Fairly cheap for the amount of space when bought

direct access to SATA if you wish to by removing the USB connector which you can also buy others that will do esata

with USB 3.0, transfer speeds are around 70 mb/s for most files

Cons: Nothing wrong with the drive

Other Thoughts: When I first got the drive I was putting a ton of games and software on from my brothers pc...then the power went out. when it came back on I went to check where the transfer stopped and I couldn't find the drive under 'my computer'. which I think is the case for most the people that said that on here. I then went to disk management and saw that it was still recognized there. since they shipped it with fat32 you have to be careful to disconnect the drive safely or you will run the risk of corrupting your files. I formatted it to ex fat that way you don't have to worry, you can practically treat like a USB flash device. I have not had a problem since. one thing to note is that if you are still using windows xp you will need to find and download the patch to accept ex fat format

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  • Daniel B.
  • 7/11/2012 8:47:14 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsI lost all my files (Afghanistan)

Pros: Sharp looking drive with plenty of storage

Cons: I am sitting in Afghanistan with a “Dead” Seagate hard drive. Family pictures, videos, music, work files, school files all gone. I took extra precautions to keep the drive out of the heat and sand. It was stored in an air conditioned building out of the elements. The drive is not recognized by Windows 7 and the indicator light on the drive flashes continuously. So I am stuck here in Afghanistan without my data. Sigh...

Other Thoughts: I was using about 1TB out of 1.5 TB. That is a lot of pictures, video, music, work, and school files that I will never get back especially considering I am deployed to Afghanistan.

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  • Anonymous
  • 7/6/2012 7:42:04 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsseagate hard drives don't work, crash

Pros: none, it simply does not do what it is suppoed to do, does not back up and protect your data, seagate is worthless.

Cons: i bought this very expensive 15 tetra byte seagate freeagent external hard drive to back up my original creative projects. songs i had written and recorded, lot's of my music and other peoples recordings, i am into music production. this seagate back up has NEVER ONCE SUCCESSFULLY BACKED UP MY DATA THE WHOlE TIME I OWNED IT. COMPUTER CRASHED, LOST ALL OF MY CREATIVE PROJECTS COMPLETELY, 10 YEARS WORTH OF WORK GONE THANKS TO FAILED NON WORKING SEAGATE external hard DRIVE, this drive did not work with XP, VISTA or WINDOWS &. never ever will i buy another seagate product. just tried backing up my brand new acer laptop today with windows seven and guess what? got 30% through and then seagate crashed, no dtaa saved, it was going all night, just like it always did with my other computers. waste of time and effort with zero results. beware seagte drives they are junk

Other Thoughts: lost all my important data, seagate does not work.

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  • Verity S.
  • 3/19/2012 8:51:11 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsbad connector

Pros: Small
does not require seperate power source
self loads it's own software
trustful electronic brand

Cons: I have used this drive to back up my computer. I needed a hardrive with this capacicty. After using this less than thirty times it began to beep at when connected to the computer. Now if you even move the cable when connected to the computer it crashes. I am very disappointed for the money that it is already having issues.

Other Thoughts: I will try to contact the manufacturers and see if they are willing to replace the hard rive.

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  • David M.
  • 2/4/2012 11:15:04 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Storage - Tiny Format

Pros: Large capacity, small form factor, convenient set up, reliable file back up. Works fine with USB 2.0. What else do you want?

Cons: Always initiates backup sequence upon connection which can slow down the PC and delay other work, although you can stop it manually.

Other Thoughts: THe low reviews are ridiculous. If you buy a MAC then go to the apple store and get your external hardware there. You bought an expensive machine and now you can buy expensive peripherals. I have had this for almost a year without one single issue. I throw (literally) it in my briefcase and it gets jostled and treated less than perfect constantly and it still works flawlessly. I would ignore those who only offer comments because it "died" or was "DOA". I don't remember it having any movies on it either when I got it. Rating your own tech knowledge honestly is a dubious qualifier for offering advice. Its tiny and light with a large capacity. It's clearly designed for laptop use or travel or similar portability. It does exactly what it was designed for. I would buy another if they weren't sold out.

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